Transform Your Career and Be Unstoppable!

Ladies, it’s time to face facts; we are behind the eight ball when it comes to the business world.

While much has changed for women in the workplace during our lifetime, we still need to catch up, and as a result, we’re still not reaching the pinnacle of our potential.

The mission of Be Iconic Business is to help get you there. Expert advisors and curated articles from the best sources are directed solely to you as a woman to help you succeed and the power impact of dressing in the workplace is addressed front and center to catapult your business journey

How 10 Powerful Women Practice ‘Self-Care Sunday’

We women often neglect taking care of ourselves for a multitude of reasons but what we all need to understand is that self-care is essential to taking care of ourselves, and in order to help others we have to start with ourselves. Treating yourself well is the best thing you can do for you and this SELF article reveals how 10 powerful women practice their “self-care Sunday.”

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Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. BIS Contributor Kelly Kunst helps ease your mind with five easy tips to take into consideration when tackling the task at hand.

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TED Talk: The Woman’s Advantage in Business Partnerships

A 2014 MIT study found that women-only Business Partnerships achieve a higher-level of cooperation, happiness and overall job satisfaction than their male counterparts and yet women-only business partnerships do not always yield higher productivity. This fascinating TED Talk will help women understand the advantages they have in the workplace and how they can better work-related expectations.

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Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. BIS Contributor Kelly Kunst helps ease your mind with five easy tips to take into consideration when tackling the task at hand.

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Summer’s Must Have Travel Gadgets

With technology advancing at lightening speed and an uptick in the amount of travel we’re all doing these days, we’re constantly having to adapt our lives to new technologies. With that in mind, you’re going to want to read the following Architectural Digest article to find out what seven must-have gadgets you shouldn’t be without on your next trip.

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Tailored to Fit Your Budget – June

Whether you’re a seasoned BIS member or brand new to the site, one concept bears repeating every single month; if you are serious about climbing the ladder of success in your workplace, you must dress the part! Our partnership with The RealReal makes building your essential wardrobe that much easier. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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How to Charm Anyone

If you want to light up a room (and who doesn’t?), remember this cardinal rule: The most interesting talkers know how to listen. Learn more!

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The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

There’s an old saying, you don’t get second chances on changing a first impression…And one of the most important first impressions you will ever make is meeting a potential employer. The first milliseconds are crucial and this article written for The Wall Street Journal will teach you everything you need to know on how to perfect the first impression.

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Why Nike Should be Scared of Women

Nike could benefit from some intense reevaluation. For a brand that preaches empowerment and inclusion, poor representation and pay inequity for women in their own company seems a bit contradictory. Find out in this Wall Street Journal article why Nike should rethink and restructure their corporate culture.

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I Have a Will, Now What?

There is a sense of relief and peace of mind that goes along with signing your Will, however you can make a difficult time even easier for your loved ones by following a few simple steps to ensure that your final wishes are fulfilled. BIS contributor Lorie Burch shares what you need to do.

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What to Do When Over-commitment Sneaks Up on Us

Do we just wake up one day and realize that we have crossed the line into over commitment-land? That place where we are so overcommitted we feel like we are drowning… Have you ever been there in that space? Most of us have at one time or another, but BIS Contributor Lauren Midgeley helps us to navigate that tricky state.

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Tailored to Fit Your Budget – May

Whether you’re a seasoned BIS member or brand new to the site, one concept bears repeating every single month; if you are serious about climbing the ladder of success in your workplace, you must dress the part! Our partnership with The RealReal makes building your essential wardrobe that much easier. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Dress for Success–May

Professional business attire is a staple in any woman’s closet, and we’ve found some fabulous choices for this month. Click, shop, and freshen up your business essentials wardrobe!

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How to Save Without a 401K Plan

Planning for retirement while running your own business is not easy. Being self-employed has grown swiftly in the workforce. Along with self-employment, many find it hard to save or know what their finances will look like by the time they retire. The Wall...

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When the Best Workplaces are the Best Investments

Jerry Dodson believes that companies that treat their workers well have better stock returns. Through research of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Dodson has found that the higher ranking companies also outperform other firms in the stock market. By investing in the livelihood of its employees, companies can also improve their livelihood.

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Travel Etiquette

Traveling has changed so much over the past five, ten and definitely twenty years in many ways. No matter how we travel, etiquette always plays a role. It can be while we are on the road and being kind to a fellow driver, or at a restaurant during the trip and how we treat the wait staff or at a hotel or resort. For this particular article, I am going to concentrate on “What Happened to the Friendly Skies of Airports and Airplanes.”

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Three Myths Women Have About a Texas Divorce

If you’re a married woman considering divorce, or a single woman considering marriage in the state of Texas, you’re going to want to know the truth about the three biggest myths around divorce. BIS Contributor Rebecca Armstrong sorts them out for us.

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Legacy Family Planning – Creating Your Board of Directors

Smart, financially savvy families know to bring all their professional advisors, mentors and legacy advisor together to create a Board of Directors (BOD) to form a family brain trust and ensure their long-term financial health. Learn how and why you should create your own BOD.

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The Flextime Paradox

Does money really buy happiness? A recent study was conducted to see if flextime was valued over pay and it was concluded that the ability to attend your child’s play at school, grocery shop, or even have a hair appointment definitely has value that money can’t buy. Flextime is becoming something that employees are seeking. You will want to check this out.

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Test Your Smarts on… Financial Fraud

Did you know that $16.8 billion dollars were lost in 2017 due to 16.7 million stolen identities in the U.S.? If it doesn’t happen to you it’s hard to see the extreme danger in identity fraud—but it can happen to anyone. This Wall Street Journal article features a quiz that provides us with a wakeup call to the scary truths of financial fraud, and thankfully provides potential free protective measures we can take to avoid it.

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How to Avoid “May Marathon Month”

Learn How to avoid the pitfalls of what BIS Contributor Bethany Williams refers to as “May Marathon Month, making sure to schedule in time for you! Watch this short but impactful video for easy tips on how to achieve that goal!

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The Be Iconic Library–Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Welcome to the Be Iconic Library of highly recommended, life-changing reads! Each month we feature a book that, given a chance, has the power to enhance, and even change your world! The monthly feature is then added to our library. This month’s feature? Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harve Eker.

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Successful Packing for Business Trips

When packing for a work trip the key is to make it as effortless and simple as possible. You kill a couple birds with one stone, so to speak, by minimizing what you take… and less luggage is such a joy!

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From Flat Broke to Millionaire

Meet three women who turned “scraping by” into “crushing it” in the business world. Be sure to read the inspirational stories behind how each of them went from flat broke to millionaires.

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Questions to Ask When Picking a Financial Advisor

You work extremely hard for your money…that’s why when it comes to picking a financial advisor, you want the best of the best. Planning for the future is an art form—which is why financial advisors are so vital—but there are some important questions to ask when looking for a prospective advisor. What are those vital questions? The Wall Street Journal’s retirement columnist, Glenn Ruffenach enlightens us.

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Light in the Dark Places…Unwarranted Fear

Merriam Webster defines fear as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger and/or anxious concern” and unwarranted as “without a basis in reason or fact.” So, what do we do to quit living in unwarranted fear so that we can enjoy life fully? BIS Contributor Debbie Lane shows us the way.

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Coaching: Does Fear Really Exist?

Are you tired of tolerating the fears that live inside you—those pesky doubts that hold you back? Learn how to face your fears when you read this enlightening article by Ana Loi.

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Business Etiquette – Table Manners

Eating should be a fun time of our day, but we still need to watch those etiquette faux pas. Business deals are discussed over a meal, so how we present ourselves can possibly lose a big account, give a great job to the competition, or even make or break your career.

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Happily Ever After is Right Now!

What are you waiting for? Make every day your happily ever after! Be Iconic Business guru Bethany Williams shares the importance of not wasting any more time when it comes to living your best life, both personally and professionally.

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Life as a Journey–with Bethany Williams

If life is a journey and yours is boring and mundane, why not change it? The simple strategies Bethany Williams shares for creating an exciting and fulfilling life, both personally and professionally, will blow your mind. So listen up and get ready for change!

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Are You in the Dark About Your Finances?

If marriage is meant to be a 50/50 relationship, how is it that we see one partner handling the finances time and time again? Not only is this a recipe for disaster (should the unthinkable happen) but it can also be a source of resentment in many marriages. BIS Contributor Rebecca Armstrong offers sound advice on how to avoid being in the dark about your finances.

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Protecting Your Legacy–Even a Six-Year-Old Understands

Your heirs’ future depends on how well you prepare them to succeed after you are gone. Legacy Family Planning is the missing estate planning tool that can prevent 85% of wealth transfer failures and support functional strong relationships with your family members. Read how you can protect your family’s future financial health.

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Finding Ways to Work Fewer Hours

Most of us find it difficult to get off of the work treadmill and feel that we are on call 24/7. The key question is: How can you cut back on your hours and still get the same amount of work done? BIS Contributor Lauren Midgley tells you how.

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Dress for Success–February

Professional business attire is a staple in any woman’s closet, and we’ve found some fabulous choices for this month. Click, shop, and build your business essentials wardrobe!

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Tailored to Fit Your Budget – February

Whether you’re a seasoned BIS member or brand new to the site, one concept bears repeating every single month; if you are serious about climbing the ladder of success in your workplace, you must dress the part! Our partnership with The RealReal makes building your essential wardrobe that much easier. Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Why Women Undervalue Ourselves & How We Can Fix That!

This month BIS Contributor Bethany Williams focuses on why we as women undervalue ourselves and how we can fix that. In this video, Bethany will give you three things that will increase your value and pay. Ladies, you cannot afford to miss this informative half hour!

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Spending Time with the People You Love

This time of year it’s so easy to get caught up in the fray and forget the true importance of the season—taking time off (and scheduling MORE time off throughout the year) to spend with your loved ones! Bethany gives us the tools to make it happen.

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Holiday Etiquette—Gift Giving for Business

Holidays should be a wonderful time, yet we let the moment get away from us. BIS Contributor Colleen Rickenbacher helps with a few suggestions for holiday cheer when you are attending an office, professional party or participate in other celebratory situations.

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The Gift Guide – Tech Tools for Success

It’s the perfect time of year to gift tech tools to loved ones…Shower business savvy professionals and those on the rise with tools for success. We love being the one to show you the best ways to be connected, in the know and style ready with technology.

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Becoming a Mentor

Never underestimate the power of mentorship. Whether formally or informally, most of us have been mentored at some point during our career. This month Bethany tasks us with finding someone to mentor and making a difference in their life.

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Dress for Success—Dressing for the Position You Want

Listen up ladies—this is the most important video you’re going to watch when it comes to advancing in your career. In this segment of Dress for Success, Bobbi shares with you the importance of dressing for the position you want, not the one you have. Learn the rules of the game and get to where you want to be.

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